Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Weather Channel acquires Weather Bonk Google Maps mashup


Longtime readers of Google Maps Mania will know that I've always been a fan of David Schorr's *.Bonk sites. Weather Bonk led the way with Google Maps fueled weather views that are a mega mashup of over 20 data sources to facilitate weather junkies immersing themselves in self-serve weather maps and data overlays. David and his wife followed up this weather mashup with golf and skiing maps that have helped countless people all over the world not only locate these resorts and courses but also learn how the weather would impact their outing.. using a Google Maps interface.

The Weather Channel Interactive have also admired David's work and to reward him have acquired Weather Bonk, Ski Bonk and Golf Bonk! A press release from TWCi notes that this is the first ever acquisition that they have performed, making Weather Bonk a very unique mashup to draw such attention. I'm so happy for David and his wife and have enjoyed chronicling the journey their Bonk sites have taken to this point. I had the chance to finally meet David in person at the recent Google Developer Day and I can tell you this couldn't have happened to a nicer, harder working person. I wish him the best of luck as his Google Maps mashup labor of love enters a new chapter!

Yahoo! News press release
ProgrammableWeb post

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